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Voter ID could breach fundamental rights, MPs warn

The ERS gave evidence to the committee’s enquiry with Dr Jess Garland telling MPs and Peers that it was “implausible” to suggest that fraud by personation – trying to vote under a false identity –...

Posted 03 Sep 2021

Make no mistake, voter ID will see legitimate voters turned away

What is the Elections Bill? And why is it an issue?

Earlier this month, the government published its long-awaited Elections Bill which makes changes to the administration and conduct of elections with the stated aim of ensuring that ‘UK elections remain secure, fair, modern, inclusive and...

Posted 23 Jul 2021

The bill fails to tackle the fundamental issues with our electoral law

Elections Bill: Has the government jumped the gun?

Proposals to reform our election laws are like buses. You wait around ages for one and then two turn up at once. Earlier this week the government published its long-awaited Elections Bill – legislation they...

Posted 09 Jul 2021

Far from improving access to elections, the government’s own elections bill could leave millions shut out